China building helipads, trenches at Doklam: Government
NEW DELHI: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has undertaken "construction of some infrastructure, including sentry posts, trenches and helipads" near the face-off site between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam in the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction area, said defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday.
"Post disengagement from the face-off + in 2017, troops of both sides have re-deployed themselves away from their respective positions at the face-off site. The strength of both sides has been reduced," said the minister, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.
As was earlier reported by TOI, though Indian troops in June last year had blocked China's attempt to extend the existing motorable road southwards towards the Jampheri Ridge in south Doklam, which led to the 73-day troop face-off before disengagement on August 28, the fallout has been that the PLA has constructed military infrastructure and helipads as well as deployed around 1,600 troops in north Doklam throughout the winter for the first time.
Sitharaman, on her part, said the Indian government "regularly takes up the issues" arising along the 4,057-km line of actual control with China through diplomatic channels and established mechanisms, including border personnel meetings, flag meetings and meetings of the "Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs".
Rspv Murthy18376 Rspv Murthy-1 day ago
Political forces should show unity to fight the external threats to to safe guard the sovereignty of the country.
Humanity Comes First1824 Humanity comes first-1 day ago
56 ka seena is busy in election rallies making people fool.
Manish Vaidya2252 Manish-1 day ago
Nirmala Aunty don't cry , you also build helipads in our territory ok...
Ranjana Yadav81 Ranjana-1 day ago
madam if they are building something in Thier own land then what is problem for u ..You must concentrate on cow , saffron Color,Hindu Muslim, coz aapke baas ki baat nahi hai .... u people are only good in speech and nothing ..u have done duty ...
Ashwani Sharma947 Ashwani-1 day ago
don't tell us about china just tell us except blaming congress and deviding country on the name of religion what u bunch of crooks are doing
BharatAmmiKiJai521 Bharatammikijai-1 day ago
NO Worry...BJP and Brahmin Soldiers will easily defeat Chinese Helicopters
Dalitawaaj4986 Dalitawaaj -1 day ago
Doklam was settled by BJP isnt it? Modi is playing silent again